The general secretary of Scotland’s largest teaching union has said a new pay offer for teachers is a “baby step” rather than a “significant improvement”.

The deal announced on Tuesday evening would see teachers who earn up to £80,000 given a 6% pay boost backdated to April 2022 and a further 5.5% from the start of the 2023 financial year, representing 11.5% over two years.

General secretary of the EIS Andrea Bradley told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland on Wednesday: “I would say what’s been put through the media and subsequently put on the table for negotiation later this week amounts to a tiny baby step in the right direction rather than a significant improvement.”

She said the union’s salary negotiating committee will consider the figures on Wednesday morning.

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